Celebs React to M.A.H Domestic Violence Allegations

Celebs React to M.A.H Domestic Violence Allegations

On Saturday night, Fatima Sohail accused husband Mohsin Abbas Haider of domestic violence. Sharing a post on her Facebook page, she alleged that the incident(s) of violence had started last November, after she caught the NMA actor cheating with another woman. Sohail had been pregnant at the time of the first incident, and claimed that she had had to visit a doctor after the violent episode to ensure that her baby’s health.   The couple was blessed with a beautiful baby boy in May 2019, but according to Sohail, Haider only showed up two days later as a publicity stunt. He never took responsibility for the child. Sohail further claimed that Haider’s social media posts where the latter publicly talked about his struggle with depression, after the death of their first child in  , were fake. When she went to his house a last Wednesday (17-July-2019), Haider physically attacked her. She also shared a picture of the FIR she registered against her husband, ending her social media post with the words, “See you in court.” Haider said in a statement to a celebrity website, “I’ll definitely come out with my truth. I’m happy she did this. I was waiting for this for so long. I’ll open up now with the truth in front of the public, along with proofs. I will tell the world what happened in our relationship for three years. But I’m happy this toxic relationship will leave her and me soon,” adding that he will be addressing an official press conference on the matter soon. The news shook the glamour industry of Pakistan, and many celebrities took to social media to voice their support for Sohail.   Sick to my stomach....
#metoo The Social Media Hashtag Providing A Platform For Victims

#metoo The Social Media Hashtag Providing A Platform For Victims

Actress Alyssa Milano sparked a huge debate and outpouring of on social media when she tweeted on Monday requested girls and women who have been victims of sexual harassment or assault to speak up with the hashtag #MeToo. These two simply words became a rallying cry on twitter to showcase support to the many victims of sexual assault and harassment around the world. Social media was flooded with victims of all ages speaking up about the various different instances of sexual harassment or assault each have faced over the years, sometimes multiple times. If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017 The intensity of the problem was underscored by the avalanche of painful stories that came to the fore, with victims from all backgrounds channeling long-suppressed rage, pain and hurt, and sharing it with the world. In a short amount of time, women from all across the globe had joined hands, shared their painful experiences and provided strength and support to one another through the strong support circle that is continuously evolving and growing into a strong support movement to encompass more and more people from all genders and backgrounds. Even celebrities joined in on the cataclysmic social media campaign in response to Milano’s prompt, speaking up about their own personal experiences to raise awareness about how common sexual harassment and assault really is. Here are just some of the millions of tweets that surfaced in response to Milano’s prompting: when i was a little girl i was told “you’re lucky you’re so unattractive,...
SOC’s “A GIRL IN THE RIVER” WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT EMMY’S

SOC’s “A GIRL IN THE RIVER” WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AT EMMY’S

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s “A Girl In The River” won best documentary award at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York City on Thursday. The story of a young girl who survives an attempt at honor killing beat out four other PBS documentaries, including Children of Syria, Welcome to Leith, Thank You for Playing, and The Look of Silence.  The two-time Oscar Winner tweeted the good news to her fans and the international community.     In her acceptance speech, Sharmeen talked about the exceptional courage of the young girl who was the subject of her award winning documentary, A Girl In The River. “A seventeen-year-old girl had the bravery to stand up and the commitment to fight a system. A law was passed in Pakistan (because of it) and you had newspapers and television channels reporting on honor killings in a different way. So it only the commitment of one single person to do that.” The documentary was previously also nominated in two other categories in this year’s Emmy Awards: Outstanding Short Documentary, and Outstanding Music and Sound. In 2016, it earned Sharmeen her Second Best Documentary Short Oscar, soon after she won Pakistan’s First Academy Award for Saving Face in 2012....
SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DRIVE: 2018

SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DRIVE: 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of oppression frequently related to the kingdom. According to the Saudi Press Agency, government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days, and the order will go into effect by June 2018. The royal decree was announced live on state television, while a similar media event was simultaneously taking place in Washington. Saudi Arabia is the only country is the world that forbids women from driving. Under the current system, only men are allowed to drive inside the kingdom. Numerous women who have campaigned against this law over the past few years have been either arrested or heavily fined. The Kingdom’s leadership hopes that the new law, once implemented, will help improve their image around the global, while simultaneously further encourage women to join the workforce. The current law forces Saudi women to hire drivers, or be driven around by their male relatives. The Kingdom’s US Ambassador, Prince Khaled bin Salman, referred to the decision as “an historic and big day” and said it was, “the right decision at the right time.” He further confirmed that women will not be required to take permission from their male guardians to take driving lessons, and would be able to drive anywhere they liked. While the Ambassador insisted that the decision would not be reversed or seriously opposed, some are not so sure. Given its strict guardianship laws that give men power over their female relatives, this is a huge step for Saudi Arabia. The guardianship laws prevent women...
MENSTRUAL MYTHS DEBUNKED

MENSTRUAL MYTHS DEBUNKED

For years, menstruating women have been linked to numerous superstitions; which vary from idiotic to outright bizarre, depending on the geographical location and respective culture they hail from. A taboo topic in most societies, it is considered as both a curse and a divine gift in many places. Historically, menstruating women have been regarded with deep suspicion and even outright fear. They have been banished for the entirety of the menstruating week from the house, forbidden to step into the kitchen or praying area(s), prohibited from touching food for fear of turning it impure and sometimes even prevented from coming into contact with any household member for the duration of their period week. In some historic cultures, menstrual blood was considered sacred and very powerful. In the traditions of the Cherokee, menstrual blood was considered to be the main source of feminine strength, and it was said that it had the power to destroy enemies. Mayan mythology dictated that menstruation was the punishment women faced for breaking the social rules governing marital alliance.  In Africa, to this day, menstrual blood is used in creating some of the most powerful black magic. While advancement in science has now allowed society to finally understand the complex nature of the human anatomy which is responsible for the monthly ovulation resulting in menstruation, knowledge does not so easily replace folklore and suspicion. Even today, menstruating women are treated differently from others – even in educated households that should know better. The myths and superstitions surrounding menstruation are given below: A menstruating woman will “contaminate” food In many parts of the world, the belief...